Access and mobility

Access map for Winchelsea

ACCESS Surf Coast maps

Whether you’re walking, in a wheelchair or scooter, pushing a pram or riding a bicycle, our township access maps:

  • highlight accessible features
  • show the most accessible pedestrian routes
  • provide useful information on public transport, town features and more

Township access maps are available for the townships of Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Aireys Inlet and Winchelsea. Get yours at all Surf Coast Visitor Information Centres or by post by calling our Rural Access Officer on 5261 0600. 

View the access maps online

All-Terrain and beach wheelchair

Council provides access to beach and all-terrain wheelchairs so people with a disability can enjoy the beaches, oceans and trails in the shire.

Learn more about the beach and off-road wheelchairs

Wheelchair accessible public transport

Some V/Line & McHarry’s bus services in the Surf Coast are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible services require reservations at least 24 hours in advance.  For bookings and more information, including size and weight restrictions, contact V/Line or McHarry’s.

More information on using mobility aids on public transport is available from PTV

Scooter recharge scheme

Find a recharge point for your electric wheelchair or scooter

Did you know RACV offers emergency roadside assistance for scooters and wheelchairs? Call 13 19 55 for details. You can also check with other breakdown service companies.

Public transport fares & concessions

Public transport

Myki is the one card ticketing system for travel on trains, buses and trams across Victoria. For more information, visit Myki

Multi Purpose Taxi Program

The Multi Purpose Taxi Program provides a 50% discount on taxi fares (up to $60 per trip) for eligible people. The program aims to improve the accessibility of transport services for Victorians with a severe or permanent disability that significantly restricts their mobility and prevents them from independently accessing public transport.

Other concessions

The Victorian State Government Department of Human Services has developed a comprehensive list of concessions available, including transport concessions, to assist low income Victorians to access essential services.

Accessible parking permits

There are two types of accessible parking permit categories that can be issued to a person based on their need for assistance. A person can only be eligible for one permit based on the assessment of their need for assistance.

Category One: Blue
A blue parking permit entitles a person to park for twice the amount of time as indicated by the reserved disability parking bay sign.

Category Two: Green
A green permit allows a permit holder to park in any regular parking bay for twice the amount of time indicated by the sign.

For more information, contact our Customer Service team on 5261 0600.